Mailbox With Recycled Hardware


This little mailbox called my name on a recent thrift store outing. The shape is fun, but the orange glaze had to go. I was looking for something cute to hang outside my back door (in a covered area). It seems like I am always leaving something for someone to swing by and pick up when I'm not home. Under the mat is so 2014. :) />
Another junk outing turned up these mismatched hardware pulls. At the time I wasn't sure how I would use them, but for a few dollars it was worth figuring out.
I painted the inbox a shade of green that alludes to the accent color in my kitchen. I used homemade chalk paint to cover the orange.
Next I drilled holes to accept the mismatched hardware. A good trick is to line the drill bit up with whatever you are making a hole for. If you are sliding a piece through the hole, go a little bigger. If you are going to thread (screw) a piece through go a little smaller. It will be right every time! This picture should help...
Here is the finished mailbox...now all I have to do is hang it!
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  • Flossie
    Flossie
    on May 8, 2016

    Hi, how did you make your chalk paint? There are so many recipies.

    • Justcerts
      Justcerts
      on Oct 28, 2016

      Many of you have asked me what DIY Chalk Paint recipes I like best. ..... Hi Mira – Did you see Mira's answer to your question about latex paint? ..... I know that chalk paint can be made using so many different ingredients, so I think ... It may since there are many different recipes to make chalk paint from baking soda to grout. https://www.justcerts.com/cisco/300-101-pract...

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